KidSport Nelson Launches 10th Annual Give the Gift of Sport Campaign
National not-for-profit aims to raise $1,000,000 and help bring the power of sport Full Circle
Donate online at KidSport.ca/GiftofSport !!
NELSON, BC – December 1, 2021– KidSport™ has launched their tenth annual Give the Gift of Sport™ fundraising campaign, calling on Canadians to donate online at KidSport.ca/GiftofSport. Over 30 percent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play organized sport. With the support of the Government of Canada, corporate partners, and the generosity of donors across the country, KidSport’s annual campaign—running until January 4, 2022—aims to get more kids off the sidelines, into the game, and experience the gift of sport.
This year, by giving the gift of sport that you received as a kid, you can help create lasting memories and fill the gap for other kids who want to play. Help bring the power of sport Full Circle and Give the Gift of Sport at KidSport.ca/GiftofSport where personal, corporate or tribute donations can be directed to any of KidSport’s 166 community chapters.
The power of sport is in how it shapes us in those special moments – in the memories cherished today and stories told tomorrow. It nurtures our growth and strengthens our communities. “Sport has been the driving factor in shaping who I am, it has taught me all sorts of life skills and gave me the confidence to set goals and dream big when I was a kid,” adds Canadian race walker and Olympian Evan Dunfee. “KidSport believes that every child should have that same opportunity and help remove the financial barriers to make that happen.”
KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that helps remove financial barriers that prevent kids from playing sport by providing assistance for registration fees to children aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process grants are given so they can play a season of sport.
Since its creation in 2007, KidSport Nelson has disbursed over $275,000 and helped over 1400 kids from our region receive grants and sport introduction programming.
Learn more about KidSport online at https://kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/nelson/
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